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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1971-02-24




Set 1

Casey Jones
Me And My Uncle
Cumberland Blues
Next Time You See Me
Bird Song
Me And Bobby McGee
Bertha
Hard To Handle
Loser
Playing In The Band
Good Lovin' ->
Drums ->
Good Lovin'

Set 2

Sugar Magnolia
I'm A King Bee
Greatest Story Ever Told ->
Johnny B. Goode
Deal
New Minglewood Blues
Truckin'
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Jam ->
Not Fade Away ->
Turn On Your Lovelight


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY

Source 7" two track BBD reel w/ Dolby A @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES (beta) > PCM501ES analog out > Dolby A decoder > Apogee filter > analog in PCMF1/PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz > WBOTB Master DAT (DAT-1).
Lineage Jace's DAT (48 KHz) playback on Sony PCM-R500, AES digital output > Benchmark DAC1, XLR analog output > Grace Lunatec V3, sample rate at 96 KHz, AES digiout) > AES digital input, professional mode/sync - LynxTwo soundcard in E6400 dual core processor-based PC > HD as 24 bit/96 KHz WAV > Ozone 3.0 > MBIT+ dithering to 16/44.1 KHz WAV > CDWAV 1.9 (tracking) > FLAC (level 8). Recording, editing and mastering with Wavelab 5.0. All cables were Mogami Gold 0.3m pro-audio XLR cables. All components in the transfer/mastering chain were powered from a Cyberpower 1285AVR noise-attenuated uninterruptible AC power supply.
Taped by Original WBOTB DATs procured & circulated in 1996 by Jace Crouch and Tim Deibert. Thanks to trailmix for providing the lineaged master DAT for transfer.
Transferred by Transfer and mastering by Chris Ladner.

Notes

- First note of "Casey Jones" clipped.

Reviews

Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - March 2, 2015
Subject: Weak performance
I echo the sentiments below that this is the weakest show of the run. The band seems listless almost to the point of disintrest (cf. - Good Lovin).

Perhaps, as suggested below, the loss of Mickey was really starting to be felt. Luckily, it would not take them long to recover; they would be back in form by mid March, as the wonderful and underrated 3/14 Madison, WI show proves.
Reviewer: chris phillips - - June 14, 2013
Subject: Pig
Good Lovin' and Lovelight are superb. Bird Song is so good.
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - - February 20, 2011
Subject: A low energy performance...
Another decent show, though the intensity level seems largely subdued and I think this performance might be the weakest of the six-night run. Many of the renditions are not as tightly played as during the preceeding shows. Most fall short of the efforts earlier in the stand. Still, the music is good and sound quality/mix lively, though Phil's bass is not prominent.

Bird Song is a rather quiet, introspective performance. It's not nearly as well played as the renditions from earlier in the week. Garcia attempts to turn it up during the Bertha outro, but his playing is choppy. Pigpen tries, but can't save the first set. A rather subdued Hard to Handle never catches fire. It does contain a nice smokey instrumental, Weir slashing behind Jerry with Phil finally stepping up. There is a slow jam after the drum break of the set closing Good Lovin' but it doesn't measure up. In contrast to several of the fine first sets earlier in the run, the band's energy level is quite low. I wonder if it finally sunk in that Mickey was not planning on returning?

The band's mood doesn't improve much for the second set. Pigpen tries to rally the band with King Bee, but it's an extremely sluggish performance and not nearly as good as the rendition on 2/21. Finally the band begins to show some life during Minglewood Blues, though the song is not well played.

The intensity level gets turned up a bit towards the end of the show, but Garcia's solo during the Truckin' outro and a rocked out NFA/GDTRFB suite can't save this performance. (92 pts)
Reviewer: beantown_adc - - January 26, 2010
Subject: The best of the lot
Fellow IA surfers, look no further. This is hand's down the best of the lot.

Thanks again, Chris & Trailmix!
Reviewer: NYLifer - - February 24, 2009
Subject: What's not to like?
Great show, great transfer.
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